Ellyn Artis served as a founding partner for the Education Delivery Institute (EDI) where she now serves as the Director of Higher Education. She has a long history working with postsecondary and K-12 leaders to implement strategies that increase the numbers of students who graduate from high school college- and career-ready and complete a postsecondary credential—all while narrowing equity gaps. She leads the higher education team in their efforts to engage with campus, system, state, and nonprofit leaders in planning and implementing student success and completion strategies. This includes leaders from the California State University System, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, the Tennessee Board of Regents, and the University of Missouri System, amongst others. Ellyn also supports campus leaders as they use Student Success ImpleMENTOR™ tools and resources to scale strategies and deliver improved retention and completion rates for all students.
Prior to her time at EDI, Ellyn worked at The Education Trust where she was responsible for supporting higher education systems that agreed to halve their college-going and college-completion equity gaps as part of the Access to Success Initiative. She also coached and advised an array of state and district leaders as part of the Strategic Consulting Group at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. She currently lives in the District of Columbia but is proud to hail from Flint, Michigan.